Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 245–248
Cognitive Evolution and the Idea of a Global Observer

Konrad Werner

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Open peer commentary on the article “What Can the Global Observer Know?” by Diana Gasparyan. Upshot: I propose a simple way of representing the idea of global observation, broadly understood: a pair composed of an observer and the observer’s location (or viewpoint. Given this, the concept of global observation can have at least three different meanings: the idea of a privileged viewpoint (God’s eye); the idea of occupying all possible viewpoints at once; the idea of a view from nowhere (no viewpoint. According to the hypothesis proposed in the article, these are all consecutive stages in the evolution of cognition. I elaborate in detail on the final stage, which I call “theory of being.”


Werner K. (2015) Cognitive evolution and the idea of a global observer. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 245–248. http://constructivist.info/10/2/245

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